Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Gratitude Lunch – June 14th, 2019

THE LAWYERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Invites You to Attend Our 19th Annual  Gratitude Lunch June 14th, 2019.

The purpose of this annual event is to honor a member of the legal community who has been selfless in his or her actions, and showed great dedication to helping lawyers in need.

Join us to Honor This Year’s Worthy Recipient of the

“LAWYER HELPING LAWYER AWARD”

JIM CARROLL

Where:  Law Courts Inn Restaurant
Location: 5th Floor, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Time: 12:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019
Ticket Price: $55.00 each (incl. GST), or Tables of 8, for $440.00 (incl. GST)

Click here to download Gratitude Lunch Registration Form

 

Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

“Boundaries for Lawyers”
Vancouver, B.C.
CPD Approved for 5 hours
Starting April 3, 2019

Lawyers face many more complex boundary decisions than most people do. Many practice problems lawyers get into with clients, the Law Society or other lawyers are a result of poor boundary decisions. Taking on cases you can’t handle, taking on too much work, conflicts with colleagues, staff or clients, feeling overwhelmed or burned-out are often manifestations of boundary problems. This course will help you identify and create healthy and effective boundaries in your law practice, and minimize or eliminate these boundary-related issues.

When: Wednesday April 3, 10, 24 & May 1, 2019
Where: LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 12:15-1:30 pm
Fee: $100 (plus $5.00 GST)
Registration:  email us your completed form at
(info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com, send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 2T4

Click here to download Registration Form Boundaries Workshop April 3-May 1 2019

 

Options for Lawyers Workshops 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. All LAP workshops are confidential and independent from the Law Society. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Cracking the Sleep Code”
How we Sleep, Why we Sleep and How to do it Better


CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

When:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Is sleep an issue in your life? Do you get enough? Do you need an alarm clock (and an enormous coffee) to wake up and get started on the day?

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how a lack of sleep affects us on biological, cognitive, and relational levels;
  • what we understand about the science of sleep, including what our brains are doing when we sleep and why;
  • how to sleep more and better! Tips, tools, and techniques to become a better sleeper and reap the physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits of a well-rested mind and body.

This workshop will be facilitated by Rebecca Smyth, l.l.B., M.C.P., R.C.C. Rebecca is an Associate Director and Counsellor for the Lawyers Assistance Program.  Rebecca is a lawyer-turned-counsellor. She helps people discover more about themselves, further connections in themselves and with others, and integrate challenging experiences. She has a particular interest in working with attachment issues, trauma, grief, and life transitions.

Click here to download Options Notice May 15 2019

 

 

 

 

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Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please Derek LaCroix at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

 

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details